The Lampasas Leader. (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, April 9, 1920 Page: 7 of 8
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CONVENTION LAWS j either natural-born citizens or those
OF TEXAS EXPLAINED, fully naturalized; persons who have
Austin, Texas, April 3.—Inform^- j simply declared their intention to be-
come citizens are not qualified voters
5 within the meaning of the law govern-
tion relative to precinct, county and
State conventions to select delegates
to the national convention is contain-
ed in an opinion given by the Attor-
ney General’s Department and pre-
pared by Assistant Attorney General
L. C. Sutton to John W. Hornsby,
County Attorney of Travis county.
The information contained in the opin-
The State Convention.—The State
Democratic convention to elect dele-
gates to the national Democratic con-
vention will be held at such place as
may be designated by the State Ex-
ecutive Committee of the party on the
fourth Tuesday of May, 1920, which is
May 25, 1920.
Selection of Delegates.—Said state
convention shall be composed of dele-
gates duly elected by the voters of
said political party in the several
counties of the State in the following
Precinct Convention.—On the first
Saturday in May, 1920, that is, May 1,
1920, a primary convention shall be
held in each voting precinct of the
county, which precinct primary con-
vention shall elect delegates to the
Hours of Holding Precinct Conven-
tion.—The precinct convention shall
be held between the hours of 10 a. m.
and 8 p. m. on May 1, 1920.
Qualification of Members.—Only
qualified voters of each voting pre-
cinct are entitled to assemble and par-
ticipate in the precinct convention.
Presiding Officer: Appointment
and Qualifications.—The precinct con-
vention shall be presided over by a
chairman, who shall have been pre-
viously appointed by the county ex-
ecutive committee of the party, and
said chairman shall be a qualified vo-
ter in said election precinct.
Officers of Precinct Convention.—
Said precinct convention may elect
from among its numbers a secretary
and such other officers as may be nec-
essary to conduct the business of the
Powers of Chairman.—The chair-
man of said precinct convention shall
possess all the powers arid authority
that is given to election judges under
the provisions of the election laws of
this State. This means, among other
things, that he may swear members
and interrogate them relative to their
qualifications and require them to es-
tablish their rigl t to participate in
List of Voters.—Before transacting
any business, the chairman of the pre-
cinct convention shall make or cause
to be made a list of all qualified vo-
ters present; and the name of no per-
son shall be entered upon said list,
nor shall he be permitted to vote or to
participate in the business of such
convention, until it is made to appear
that he is a qualified voter in said
precinct from a certified list of quali-
fied voters, the same as is required in
conducting a general election.
Election of Delegates to County
Gonvention.—After the precinct con-
vention is organized, as above provid-
ed, it shall elect its delegates to the
county convention and transact such
other business as may properly come
Record of Proceedings.—The offi-
cers of said precinct convention shall
keep a written record of its proceed-
ings, including a list of the delegates
elected to the county convention,
which record shall constitute the re-
turns from said convention.
The same shall be signed officially
sealed up and safely transmitted by
the officers thereof to the chairman
of the County Executive Committee of
theparty and to be used by the execu-
tive committee in making up a roll of
the delegates to the county conven-
The County Convention.—The coun-
ty convention shall be held on the
first Tuesday after the first Saturday
in May, 1920, which is May 4, 1920,
and shall elect delegates to the State
Qualifications of Voters.—These
conventions are affairs of the Demo-
cratic party, and hence only those
who are democrats can participate in
In the foregoing, wherever it is ex-
plained that only qualified voters can
vote or participate in the conventions
or be chairman thereof, it means
those qualified to vote in primary
elections; that is, for instance, per-
sons who, in addition to being quali-
fied voters generally under the Con-
stitution and laws of the State of
Texas, are also full-fledged citizens
of the United States; they must be
ing the holding of these conventions.
Women are qualified voters within
the meaning of the law governing the
holding of conventions of this kind
and may vote and participate in such
conventions if they are otherwise
Presidential Primary Law.—It will
be remembered that the statute pass-
ed in 1913 attempting to provide for
. the holding of primary elections on
! May 1 to select delegates to the na-
tional convention, etc., was held un-
constitutional by our State Supreme
Court. Thus we must resort to the
convention system as above outlined,
and which is provided for by a pre-
vious statute to the one held invalid.
SCHOOL APPORTIONMENT IS
RAISED TO $8.50 PER HEAD.
Austin, Tex., April 2.—The State
Board of Education today authorized
the issuance during the present
scholastic year of an additional per
capita apportionment of $3 to the
public schools. This makes the total
per capita apportionment for the year
$8.50, the highest in the history of
Miss Annie Webb Blanton, State
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
said that this money probably will not
be available before June 1, and pos-
sibly later. School boards have pow-
er under the law, Miss Blanton said,
to borrow money to pay teachers
promptly, and pay the interest from
the school funds.
“It is hoped that this additional ap-
portionment may extend the terms of
many schools, which otherwise must
close in April,” said l^iss Blanton.
The Lampasas High School base-
ball team came out victorious at
Llano Saturday, the score resulting in
9 to 6 in favor of Lampasas. The
boys have only lost one game this sea-
son, and they are trying hard to keep
Mrs. W. L. Greer and two children,
recently of Hico, have joined Mr.
Greer here and they are now doing
light housekeeping at the residence
recently purchased by T. C. Geddis,
on Grand avenue, and formerly occu-
pied by Mrs. J. R. Dawson.
R. E. Glasscock had his left leg se-
riously injured while moving a spear
at Groves well Sunday morning. He
was loading the spear preparatory to
removing it to St. Mary’s well and it
was accidentally dropped, striking his
leg and badly bruising it. No bones
were broken, but he will be laid up
for a few days.
Message was received by Mr. and
Mrs. T. B. Harwell announcing the ar-
rival of a son in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. H. D. Harwell in Oklahoma City
Sunday. Mrs. T. B. Harwell left
Sunday night for Oklahoma City, and
Mrs. Arthur Perry, a sister of Mrs.
H. D. Harwell, left Monday morning
for the same city.
Both Sunday and Monday morning
ice was visible, and all the garden
truck was killed. Just what damage
was done to the fruit is not known,
but it is said frost on moonlight
nights is not as hurtful as on dark
nights. Some had Irish potatoes up
and other vegetables, but in all prob-
ability such things are killed.
Rev. Geo. F. Harris was called to
Kempner Sunday afternoon to con-
duct the funeral of Jackson Brown, a
young man just 20 years of age. He
died Saturday afternoon and was
buried in Kempner Sunday afternoon.
Misses Weta Alexander/ Amy
Townsen, Lila Townsen, and Miss
Minnie Middix of Copperas Cove,
went to Lometa Sunday to spend the
day with friends, returning on the
County Agent A. L. Smith was in
Moline Thursday, April 1, coaching
some of his boy3 in stock judging. He
has sixteen boys that he is training
for next year, when they will be given
an opportunity to attend some of the
fat stock shows. Mr. Smith also has
a number of girls interested in poul-
try. Kempner has twenty-five girls
who are interested, and there are
more than fifty in the county. These
organizations tend to build up a de-
mand for better grades of hogs and
poultry, and it is a well known fact
that it does not cost any more to raise
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At Indianapolis recently an Overland 4 stock car
was driven 5,452 miles continuously in seven
days and nights, over frozen country roads.
This is an average of 778 miles per day—more
than the distance between Toledo and New York
City. This is another tribute to the cushion-
ing effect of Triplex Springs and the quality
of material in Overland 4.
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good pig or a good chicken than it
does to raise a scrub.
R. H. Smellage, of Waxahachie, was
here Friday in the interest of the
Waxa-Tex oil well. This well has not
been drilling recently, and Mr. Smell-
age is here to begin the work again.
He is the general manager of the
company, and will see that the work
is started as soon as possible. He will
probably be here several days gettin®
things in shape.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Felix Hill, a
son, Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. Hill
live on Ed Young’s ranch.
Mrs. L. A. Milner, of San Antonio,
who has been visiting in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hughes, left Sat-
urday morning for Troy, where she
will visit relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Littlepage are
enjoying a visit from their nephew,
Sheley Gardner, of Dolores, Colorado,
and his aunt, Mrs. J. D. Davis, of
Roby, and Mrs. Arthur Littlepage, of
Albert Wier went to Temple Friday
morning and returned on the evening
train bringing with him his brother-
in-law, Jesse Bulls, who lost both of
his feet in an accident at the oil milL
He has been in the hospital practical-
ly three months, lacking seven days,
and has stood the ordeal splendidly.
It will be several months tbefore he
can have his artificial feet, but he can
get around in a rolling chair until
such a time as he can have his artifi-
cial feet adjusted.
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The Lampasas Leader. (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, April 9, 1920, newspaper, April 9, 1920; Lampasas, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth894732/m1/7/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lampasas Public Library.